US Department of Labor ____ ET HANDBOOK NO. 394


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Data for Calendar Year 1963: Categories

Taxable Employment and Wage Data
Taxable Financial Data
Taxable Significant Measures
Taxable and Reimbursable Claims Data

1963
Taxable

STATE Employment and Wage Data
Average monthly covered employment Wages paid in covered employment during year
(in thousands)
Ratio of taxable to total wages Average weekly wage in covered employment
Total Taxable Total Taxable
(01)(02)(03)(04)(05)(06)(07)
United States 42,013,516 $222,999,642 $129,569,191 0.581 $102.07 $59.31
Alabama 552,124 $2,405,764 $1,524,095 0.634 $83.79 $53.09
Alaska 34,097 $272,079 $225,518 0.829 $153.45 $127.19
Arizona 268,110 $1,420,244 $832,380 0.586 $101.87 $59.70
Arkansas 312,188 $1,159,117 $824,403 0.711 $71.40 $50.78
California 4,217,002 $25,665,285 $15,981,880 0.623 $117.04 $72.88
Colorado 379,297 $1,956,495 $1,113,626 0.569 $99.20 $56.46
Connecticut 776,809 $4,396,040 $2,359,863 0.537 $108.83 $58.42
Delaware 131,688 $771,330 $440,778 0.571 $112.64 $64.37
District of Columbia 267,862 $1,413,901 $786,045 0.556 $101.51 $56.43
Florida 990,499 $4,544,309 $2,868,449 0.631 $88.23 $55.69
Georgia 814,994 $3,481,879 $2,251,742 0.647 $82.16 $53.13
Hawaii 146,295 $657,350 $466,971 0.710 $86.41 $61.38
Idaho 118,924 $535,350 $375,721 0.702 $86.57 $60.76
Illinois 2,671,071 $15,560,025 $8,146,800 0.524 $112.03 $58.65
Indiana 1,131,613 $6,252,229 $3,411,570 0.546 $106.25 $57.98
Iowa 456,417 $2,236,957 $1,300,805 0.582 $94.25 $54.81
Kansas 357,934 $1,748,684 $1,027,635 0.588 $93.95 $55.21
Kentucky 475,933 $2,215,958 $1,357,930 0.613 $89.54 $54.87
Louisiana 561,385 $2,700,630 $1,606,953 0.595 $92.51 $55.05
Maine 191,060 $824,442 $547,637 0.664 $82.98 $55.12
Maryland 736,431 $3,590,637 $2,107,923 0.587 $93.76 $55.05
Massachusetts 1,522,555 $7,653,277 $4,935,066 0.645 $96.67 $62.33
Michigan 1,786,725 $11,318,043 $6,360,233 0.562 $121.82 $68.46
Minnesota 713,645 $3,685,506 $2,041,548 0.554 $99.31 $55.01
Mississippi 294,721 $1,113,591 $790,056 0.709 $72.66 $51.55
Missouri 984,561 $5,169,784 $2,891,541 0.559 $100.98 $56.48
Montana 113,314 $537,714 $341,257 0.635 $91.26 $57.92
Nebraska 241,560 $1,123,624 $681,179 0.606 $89.45 $54.23
Nevada 115,071 $686,950 $451,448 0.657 $114.80 $75.45
New Hampshire 151,722 $668,888 $434,446 0.650 $84.78 $55.07
New Jersey 1,621,346 $9,363,566 $4,985,815 0.532 $111.06 $59.14
New Mexico 163,741 $782,594 $477,385 0.610 $91.91 $56.07
New York 4,943,679 $28,929,253 $15,407,516 0.533 $112.53 $59.93
North Carolina 983,166 $3,903,110 $2,699,013 0.692 $76.34 $52.79
North Dakota 71,498 $324,865 $203,685 0.627 $87.38 $54.79
Ohio 2,418,103 $13,887,205 $7,282,084 0.524 $110.44 $57.91
Oklahoma 388,950 $1,865,794 $1,114,960 0.598 $92.25 $55.13
Oregon 403,211 $2,117,869 $1,456,416 0.688 $101.01 $69.46
Pennsylvania 2,914,547 $14,957,723 $8,411,675 0.562 $98.69 $55.50
Puerto Rico 264,456 $682,304 $568,110 0.833 $49.62 $41.31
Rhode Island 231,797 $1,061,679 $737,696 0.695 $88.08 $61.20
South Carolina 462,634 $1,787,759 $1,257,316 0.703 $74.31 $52.26
South Dakota 80,534 $356,930 $226,125 0.634 $85.23 $54.00
Tennessee 713,983 $3,100,708 $2,093,128 0.675 $83.52 $56.38
Texas 1,878,525 $9,051,898 $5,381,050 0.594 $92.67 $55.09
Utah 202,198 $990,995 $571,975 0.577 $94.25 $54.40
Vermont 76,684 $339,540 $220,207 0.649 $85.15 $55.22
Virginia 776,369 $3,430,035 $2,178,749 0.635 $84.96 $53.97
Washington 628,045 $3,580,610 $1,967,930 0.550 $109.64 $60.26
West Virginia 320,301 $1,660,237 $1,067,003 0.643 $99.68 $64.06
Wisconsin 888,155 $4,746,442 $2,582,433 0.544 $102.77 $55.92
Wyoming 65,987 $312,444 $193,422 0.619 $91.06 $56.37
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1963
Taxable

STATE Financial data (in thousands)
Contributions collected Interest credited to trust fund Benefits Paid Reserves as of December 31 Federal loans to State reserve funds, balance as of end of year Net reserves, balance as of end of year Taxable wage base, year end
(01)(08)(09)(10)(11)(12)(13)(14)
United States $3,018,817 $194,392 $2,775,222 $6,647,281 $226,162 $6,421,119 $3,000
Alabama $37,554 $1,905 $23,986 $66,245 $66,245 $3,000
Alaska $7,788 $7 $6,212 $8,021 $8,316 $295 $7,200
Arizona $12,697 $2,047 $12,263 $65,661 $65,661 $3,000
Arkansas $11,936 $932 $12,648 $29,569 $29,569 $3,000
California $490,604 $19,830 $489,644 $641,473 $641,473 $3,800
Colorado $15,179 $1,561 $20,798 $49,917 $49,917 $3,000
Connecticut $50,018 $5,198 $46,545 $170,204 $170,204 $3,000
Delaware $10,271 $440 $6,907 $16,289 $16,289 $3,600
District of Columbia $7,655 $2,037 $10,805 $63,796 $63,796 $3,000
Florida $42,053 $4,064 $29,542 $135,492 $135,492 $3,000
Georgia $30,714 $4,748 $22,561 $156,194 $156,194 $3,000
Hawaii $7,319 $495 $10,892 $15,006 $15,006 $3,600
Idaho $8,076 $811 $8,988 $27,094 $27,094 $3,600
Illinois $169,929 $12,528 $145,942 $424,950 $424,950 $3,000
Indiana $43,168 $4,506 $38,810 $149,473 $149,473 $3,000
Iowa $10,641 $3,348 $11,372 $107,912 $107,912 $3,000
Kansas $13,220 $1,942 $17,029 $61,232 $61,232 $3,000
Kentucky $27,929 $3,204 $24,845 $106,821 $106,821 $3,000
Louisiana $31,208 $3,130 $30,477 $102,586 $102,586 $3,000
Maine $11,710 $800 $10,712 $26,740 $26,740 $3,000
Maryland $63,981 $3,376 $38,977 $121,374 $121,374 $3,000
Massachusetts $124,168 $5,932 $137,066 $190,655 $190,655 $3,600
Michigan $184,551 $4,615 $91,535 $304,965 $105,846 $199,119 $3,600
Minnesota $29,939 $950 $38,867 $29,513 $29,513 $3,000
Mississippi $18,024 $1,146 $12,586 $40,228 $40,228 $3,000
Missouri $43,031 $6,394 $41,858 $206,895 $206,895 $3,000
Montana $5,336 $662 $6,933 $21,412 $21,412 $3,000
Nebraska $8,850 $1,241 $9,254 $40,533 $40,533 $3,000
Nevada $11,813 $733 $7,489 $25,837 $25,837 $3,600
New Hampshire $7,075 $766 $8,154 $24,465 $24,465 $3,000
New Jersey $134,287 $9,595 $161,947 $300,846 $300,846 $3,000
New Mexico $6,284 $1,134 $8,530 $35,483 $35,483 $3,000
New York $502,031 $35,688 $451,608 $1,154,714 $1,154,714 $3,000
North Carolina $42,729 $6,137 $37,773 $201,108 $201,108 $3,000
North Dakota $5,258 $207 $4,580 $7,657 $7,657 $3,000
Ohio $151,301 $3,616 $153,039 $126,360 $126,360 $3,000
Oklahoma $20,873 $1,177 $17,580 $40,224 $40,224 $3,000
Oregon $39,200 $1,944 $24,745 $71,967 $71,967 $3,800
Pennsylvania $268,029 $1,049 $236,543 $156,560 $112,000 $44,560 $3,000
Puerto Rico $16,417 $1,356 $11,755 $46,807 $46,807 $3,000
Rhode Island $19,893 $1,181 $17,578 $40,553 $40,553 $3,600
South Carolina $17,466 $2,479 $15,593 $80,401 $80,401 $3,000
South Dakota $2,724 $487 $3,692 $15,635 $15,635 $3,000
Tennessee $35,972 $2,145 $30,916 $73,943 $73,943 $3,300
Texas $49,767 $7,449 $66,610 $230,481 $230,481 $3,000
Utah $10,908 $1,225 $10,623 $39,964 $39,964 $3,000
Vermont $3,801 $269 $6,044 $7,984 $7,984 $3,000
Virginia $27,341 $3,607 $14,337 $123,390 $123,390 $3,000
Washington $53,167 $6,434 $57,318 $202,154 $202,154 $3,000
West Virginia $28,607 $1,579 $17,109 $58,165 $58,165 $3,600
Wisconsin $41,203 $6,163 $47,585 $197,382 $197,382 $3,000
Wyoming $5,122 $123 $6,020 $4,951 $4,951 $3,000
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1963
Taxable

STATE significant measures
Percent of total wages Average employer tax rate as a percent of taxable wages Reserve ratio (percent of total wages) as multiple of highest 12-month benefit cost rate
Contributions collected Benefits paid Average employer tax rate Reserve Ratio High Cost Multiple
Rate 12 mos. ending
(01)(15)(16)(17)(18)(19)(20)(21) (22)
United States 1.35 1.24 1.34 2.31 2.88 0.00 0.00
Alabama 1.56 1.00 1.26 1.99 2.75 0.00 0.00
Alaska 2.86 2.28 2.38 2.87 0.00 0.00 0.00
Arizona 0.89 0.86 0.88 1.50 4.62 0.00 0.00
Arkansas 1.03 1.09 1.04 1.46 2.55 0.00 0.00
California 1.91 1.91 1.90 3.05 2.50 0.00 0.00
Colorado 0.78 1.06 0.76 1.33 2.55 0.00 0.00
Connecticut 1.14 1.06 1.12 2.09 3.87 0.00 0.00
Delaware 1.33 0.90 1.35 2.36 2.11 0.00 0.00
District of Columbia 0.54 0.76 0.49 0.88 4.51 0.00 0.00
Florida 0.93 0.65 0.88 1.40 2.98 0.00 0.00
Georgia 0.88 0.65 0.89 1.37 4.49 0.00 0.00
Hawaii 1.11 1.66 1.21 1.70 2.28 0.00 0.00
Idaho 1.51 1.68 1.51 2.15 5.06 0.00 0.00
Illinois 1.09 0.94 1.07 2.05 2.73 0.00 0.00
Indiana 0.69 0.62 0.69 1.26 2.39 0.00 0.00
Iowa 0.48 0.51 0.46 0.80 4.82 0.00 0.00
Kansas 0.76 0.97 0.74 1.25 3.50 0.00 0.00
Kentucky 1.26 1.12 1.25 2.04 4.82 0.00 0.00
Louisiana 1.16 1.13 1.17 1.97 3.80 0.00 0.00
Maine 1.42 1.30 1.41 2.12 3.24 0.00 0.00
Maryland 1.78 1.09 1.85 3.15 3.38 0.00 0.00
Massachusetts 1.62 1.79 1.61 2.49 2.49 0.00 0.00
Michigan 1.63 0.81 1.66 2.96 0.00 0.00 0.00
Minnesota 0.81 1.05 0.78 1.40 0.80 0.00 0.00
Mississippi 1.62 1.13 1.66 2.34 3.61 0.00 0.00
Missouri 0.83 0.81 0.82 1.47 4.00 0.00 0.00
Montana 0.99 1.29 0.97 1.53 3.98 0.00 0.00
Nebraska 0.79 0.82 0.78 1.28 3.61 0.00 0.00
Nevada 1.72 1.09 1.77 2.70 3.76 0.00 0.00
New Hampshire 1.06 1.22 1.05 1.61 3.66 0.00 0.00
New Jersey 1.43 1.73 1.29 2.43 3.21 0.00 0.00
New Mexico 0.80 1.09 0.81 1.32 4.53 0.00 0.00
New York 1.74 1.56 1.73 3.24 3.99 0.00 0.00
North Carolina 1.09 0.97 1.12 1.61 5.15 0.00 0.00
North Dakota 1.62 1.41 1.55 2.48 2.36 0.00 0.00
Ohio 1.09 1.10 1.10 2.09 0.91 0.00 0.00
Oklahoma 1.12 0.94 1.11 1.86 2.16 0.00 0.00
Oregon 1.85 1.17 1.86 2.70 3.40 0.00 0.00
Pennsylvania 1.79 1.58 1.79 3.19 0.00 0.00 0.00
Puerto Rico 2.41 1.72 2.26 2.70 6.86 0.00 0.00
Rhode Island 1.87 1.66 1.87 2.70 3.82 0.00 0.00
South Carolina 0.98 0.87 1.00 1.42 4.50 0.00 0.00
South Dakota 0.76 1.03 0.71 1.13 4.38 0.00 0.00
Tennessee 1.16 1.00 1.18 1.75 2.38 0.00 0.00
Texas 0.55 0.74 0.53 0.88 2.55 0.00 0.00
Utah 1.10 1.07 1.13 1.96 4.03 0.00 0.00
Vermont 1.12 1.78 1.13 1.74 2.35 0.00 0.00
Virginia 0.80 0.42 0.79 1.24 3.60 0.00 0.00
Washington 1.48 1.60 1.48 2.70 5.65 0.00 0.00
West Virginia 1.72 1.03 1.74 2.70 3.50 0.00 0.00
Wisconsin 0.87 1.00 0.84 1.55 4.16 0.00 0.00
Wyoming 1.64 1.93 1.78 2.88 1.58 0.00 0.00
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1963
Taxable and Reimbursable

STATE Claims data Average weekly benefit
Number of first payments Weeks compensated for all unemployment Caimants exhausting benefits Average duration (in weeks) Weekly insured unemployed Amount Ratio to average weekly total wage
Number % of first payments Potential Actual Actual for exhaustees Average number Percent of cov. employ.
(01)(23)(24)(25)(26)(27)(28)(29)(30)(31)(32) (33)
United States 6,040,577 80,137,394 1,572,071 25.3 24.1 13.3 21.6 1,789,424 4.2 $35.28 0.346
Alabama 66,181 949,255 25,646 34.9 23.5 14.3 21.4 22,916 4.1 $25.76 0.307
Alaska 10,585 168,783 2,659 26.2 25.2 15.9 24.4 3,500 10.2 $37.41 0.244
Arizona 34,175 393,292 7,814 22.4 22.8 11.5 19.5 9,836 3.6 $31.67 0.311
Arkansas 48,271 554,457 12,536 25.0 22.0 11.5 18.8 15,453 4.9 $23.87 0.334
California 754,344 10,507,402 195,309 27.1 23.8 13.9 22.4 227,642 5.4 $42.57 0.364
Colorado 30,879 503,068 9,495 26.0 26.4 16.3 22.2 10,933 2.8 $42.43 0.428
Connecticut 99,188 1,279,777 27,558 28.8 22.4 12.9 20.2 28,350 3.6 $37.36 0.343
Delaware 18,351 189,309 3,839 25.0 22.7 10.3 20.7 3,504 2.6 $38.03 0.338
District of Columbia 18,885 292,229 4,600 24.7 30.1 15.5 26.6 6,030 2.2 $37.33 0.368
Florida 92,697 1,105,286 36,638 33.0 19.6 11.9 16.6 30,796 3.1 $27.35 0.310
Georgia 92,395 889,113 30,832 31.3 19.0 9.6 14.8 23,145 2.8 $27.77 0.338
Hawaii 21,776 297,870 3,939 19.0 26.0 13.7 26.0 6,648 4.5 $36.87 0.427
Idaho 20,851 234,446 6,341 28.9 18.3 11.2 15.4 5,809 4.8 $36.72 0.424
Illinois 306,941 3,793,843 93,063 29.8 21.8 12.4 18.4 83,764 3.1 $38.24 0.341
Indiana 129,053 1,311,272 42,236 30.0 18.0 10.2 13.8 30,130 2.6 $31.08 0.293
Iowa 34,441 394,549 9,390 26.0 20.3 11.5 16.1 9,331 2.0 $30.28 0.321
Kansas 43,057 477,239 9,688 22.9 22.5 11.1 19.8 10,367 2.9 $36.67 0.390
Kentucky 64,141 813,459 18,323 26.7 22.8 12.7 20.6 21,541 4.5 $32.24 0.360
Louisiana 62,696 1,038,986 25,722 39.6 23.1 16.6 20.0 23,180 4.1 $30.40 0.329
Maine 40,376 473,186 4,622 11.4 26.0 11.7 26.0 11,044 5.7 $23.87 0.288
Maryland 98,320 1,302,315 20,686 19.7 26.0 13.2 26.0 25,933 3.5 $31.14 0.332
Massachusetts 280,818 3,922,919 70,451 25.5 25.2 14.0 22.4 83,656 5.4 $37.94 0.392
Michigan 272,582 2,655,351 61,634 21.2 22.8 9.7 18.0 62,526 3.5 $35.65 0.293
Minnesota 90,769 1,330,099 23,373 25.7 23.9 14.7 23.0 28,710 4.0 $29.90 0.301
Mississippi 44,097 535,759 11,868 28.4 22.8 12.1 19.9 13,204 4.4 $24.07 0.331
Missouri 125,769 1,368,164 26,465 20.2 22.9 10.9 19.7 35,775 3.6 $32.95 0.326
Montana 19,022 223,921 5,257 27.3 21.7 11.8 18.2 4,884 4.3 $31.02 0.340
Nebraska 24,616 304,966 6,431 25.0 21.8 12.4 18.4 6,095 2.5 $31.02 0.347
Nevada 18,442 199,716 3,892 24.5 22.1 10.8 19.7 4,137 3.6 $38.40 0.334
New Hampshire 26,707 284,298 2,721 10.5 26.0 10.6 25.7 6,876 4.5 $30.68 0.362
New Jersey 312,787 4,291,970 88,902 27.6 23.5 13.7 21.0 86,370 5.3 $39.27 0.354
New Mexico 20,371 289,380 4,141 19.4 28.5 14.2 24.8 6,255 3.8 $30.23 0.329
New York 842,226 12,470,382 166,945 19.7 26.0 14.8 26.0 261,178 5.2 $38.50 0.342
North Carolina 156,792 1,705,698 26,961 17.2 26.0 10.9 24.4 36,174 3.6 $23.01 0.301
North Dakota 10,285 139,235 1,392 14.5 24.7 13.5 24.9 3,318 4.6 $32.37 0.370
Ohio 271,921 3,870,153 61,698 20.2 25.8 14.2 26.0 87,877 3.6 $40.42 0.366
Oklahoma 43,755 678,890 14,754 32.2 26.8 15.5 23.2 17,318 4.4 $26.53 0.288
Oregon 59,304 735,679 13,947 23.1 23.3 12.4 20.7 18,422 4.5 $34.97 0.346
Pennsylvania 489,209 7,720,866 108,347 20.4 30.0 15.8 30.0 169,326 5.8 $32.45 0.329
Puerto Rico 52,493 548,239 29,592 60.3 12.0 10.7 12.0 17,426 6.5 $14.23 0.287
Rhode Island 47,741 609,378 11,745 22.9 22.9 12.8 20.1 12,744 5.5 $30.75 0.349
South Carolina 52,116 601,089 17,927 36.2 20.6 11.5 19.5 14,325 3.1 $26.56 0.357
South Dakota 10,623 123,025 3,127 28.8 19.4 11.6 15.8 2,563 3.1 $30.44 0.357
Tennessee 96,636 1,296,937 32,208 31.0 21.6 13.4 20.8 32,509 4.5 $24.71 0.296
Texas 179,717 2,309,270 78,139 41.3 20.1 12.8 16.8 52,948 2.8 $29.56 0.319
Utah 24,150 297,452 5,923 24.8 23.7 12.3 19.2 7,156 3.5 $36.12 0.383
Vermont 13,401 199,396 2,941 22.7 26.0 14.9 26.0 4,478 5.8 $30.94 0.363
Virginia 56,036 552,523 17,732 30.5 18.4 9.9 15.1 13,605 1.7 $27.05 0.318
Washington 131,808 1,793,694 24,877 21.0 27.5 13.6 25.2 40,772 6.4 $32.49 0.296
West Virginia 58,713 770,086 13,370 20.1 26.0 13.1 25.3 18,594 5.8 $23.09 0.232
Wisconsin 110,399 1,195,941 41,234 32.2 26.0 10.8 0.0 27,383 3.0 $40.80 0.397
Wyoming 9,669 143,782 3,141 25.1 22.8 14.9 18.7 2,968 4.5 $42.56 0.467
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